If you look at old photos of streetcars, you will often see many of them fitted with a “fender” a grate like apparatus jutting out in front of the streetcar. If somebody ran out in front of the streetcar they would be knocked over by and fall on top of the fender - instead of getting run over by the tram’s wheels.… »
When I bought my World Rally Blue WRX, I knew it was only a matter of time before I got a set of obligatory gold wheels. And here they are!
I was looking through some old car magazines when I came across this. It’s a weird hybrid concept from 2005 when Subaru was trying to figure out how to make the boxer a hybrid. I thought I’d share. »
This week’s Driveways of America is in a bit more Northerly spot...but can you guess the more accurate state and location? Don’t forget to choose your favorite car in the poll! »
Last week, I went to Asheville, NC for some much needed vacation time with the family. As usual, I had packed up my trusty old Nikon D5100 for some great picture taking, and again as usual, I forgot it at the house and had to rely solely on my iPhone for taking pictures... So, getting in to Asheville and it’s… »
Welcome to Ridiculous Rebadges, a series of articles in which I go through and examine the details and circumstances surrounding some of the more infamous and some of the more esoteric vehicular rebadges throughout automotive history. »
Meanwhile, when Oppos are posting awesome Woodward Dream Cruise and Pebble Beach shots, I met up with fellow Jalopnik reader GE90man (somebody grant him Oppo authorship—quick!) for some dinner. When we went to our cars to go home, we walked around the lot and took pics of some finds. »
The Justy screams at me as its tiny boosted three-cylinder spins its rotating assembly to the kind of speeds that in its birth era were only seen in F1 cars. I click the sequential Olsbergs transmission to the next gear, returning grip to the front end, and the rear end goes wide by comparison, putting it into an ass… »
On this episode of our ongoing rallycross project series, The Legacy Project heads to AWD Automotive in Kirkland, Wash., where Justin Stobb and his team bring new life to the aging Subaru. »
Of all the new car reviews I’ve had to write, this one was the most difficult. It’s hard for me to be objective when it comes to Subarus because I’ve owned six of them. Every time I think I’ve moved on from the brand, I see a picture of a tastefully modified bugeye WRX (they exist), or I start daydreaming about the… »
My trusty ‘98 Subaru Legacy wagon is creeping up to 230,000 miles and I’ve noticed oil consumption trending upwards and fuel economy trending downwards for a few months now. As some point in the not too distant future (next Sunday AD) I will need to replace it with something a few years newer and with significantly… »
So, I finally got a chance to go on vacation this week. I’m not a beach person, so I took the complete opposite route to most vacation goers: I went north.
Some cars are precision instruments, and require a delicate touch to elicit every iota of performance. The Subaru WRX is not one of these. In a world of scalpels, it is a hatchet. Some cars have you pick a laser precise racing line, delicately feathering the throttle as you tweak your steering angle. Not the WRX. Turn… »
So for months I have been trying to find a car I can do an (almost) even trade with my much hated gas-guzzling moving box known as the Honda Pilot. I have stumbled across two different Subarus (father says I must have AWD) that are about an hour away that fit the bill. Both are slightly older than my car, have roof… »
So, anyhoo, the project continues. I just got some more Argon so my welds are back to their normal, amateur level. They were bizarrely disfigured the last time around, but that’s ok for tacking. »
Happy 4th of July! As the holiday weekend took hold we realized it was best to head for a lessor known part of these mountains. I had something special in mind for tonight so I wanted to make sure we found a great spot without RV’s, crowds, generators or generally anyone nearby.
The Alpine Loop is a must do if you’re… »
Today we trade in my 2009 BMW 535i xDrive. She was only with us for two years and 12,000 miles, but she will be seriously missed. We’re trading her in today as we take delivery of a 2011 Acura MDX fully loaded. »